My husband and I returned from shopping at the food store. All I remember is that we were about to arrive home when a black car hit the side (my side) or our car and spun it around. After this, I clearly remember that I found myself in a place with trees, but I couldn't see the place well except the part closest to me. I began feeling an indescribable peace, but more than that, in that moment I knew nothing of the accident. I didn't even remember my family or anything. I was alone in that place with that peace. I began to see an intense light in front of me, perhaps it was the sun, except it was really intense. I heard the voices of children playing all around me. They were really happy. At that moment I opened my eyes, I was conscious, and saw everything very dark and blurry. I couldn't see people clearly, I only felt that they took me out of the car and laid me down on a stretcher and put me in an ambulance. That was when I began feeling very afraid and scared. Then I realized that 'something was wrong.' I was afraid of dying, but at that time inside the ambulance, I was still unable to see people clearly, everything was dark. Afterwards I don't remember anything. They say I temporarily lost my memory, that I didn't recognize my family or where I was. The loss of memory lasted about five hours.
Date NDE Occurred: March 6, 2004
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No Accident Other No habían personas calificadas aun para determinar muerte clinica. Mas sin embargo ya no respiraba.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
Did you feel separated from your body? No No
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Less consciousness and alertness than normal When they were putting me into the ambulance I was alert, I knew something was wrong and that's when I felt a lot of fear.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When they were putting me into the ambulance I was alert, I knew something was wrong and that's when I felt a lot of fear.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning I had no sensation nor consciousness of space or time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did your vision differ in any way from normal? When I opened my eyes I only saw that they took me out of the car. I don't remember any pain or anything. I know that they took me out of the car because my husband told me later on. I only remember that everything was dark, blurry, I didn't know what had happened. Furthermore, I didn't have any awareness of what had happened. I only saw silhouettes. At that point I clearly remember, very clearly as if someone really woke me up, that they were putting me into the ambulance and I had the thought, 'something's wrong.' I watched them close the ambulance door and everything once again went dark, I couldn't see anything, I didn't even know who was with me in the ambulance. I only kept repeating to them not to let me die. A little later my husband told me that he and the paramedic went with me in the ambulance.
Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Sincerely, I don't remember hearing anything. Only when I had the experience of feeling peace did I hear the children laughing, as if they were playing. Afterwards, in the ambulance I only heard them tell me when we were about to arrive. Later, in the hospital, I heard lots of voices at the same time but they didn't make sense.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Like the light of the sun but of greater intensity. I only saw trees around me, nothing more; I only saw the tree tops and an intense light over everything, very brilliant, as if the sun was at maximum brilliance.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Much peace, enormous peace. Everything calm around me.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate 'Creo en Dios, sin denominación'
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe much more in God and I know He has everything under His control.
What is your religion now? Moderate 'Creo en Dios, sin denominación'
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I believe much more in God and I know He has everything under His control.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes Only peace and love.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I try to enjoy my life to the max. I try to be with the people I love more of the time and I try to love them more intensely. One never knows how much time remains.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Well, the sensation of peace, I felt very loved because I was at such peace. Afterwards I found out after my accident that God was with me.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Well, during my hospitalization I told my family about it, perhaps three days afterwards, I don't remember exactly. They just listened to me and they told me it was the peace of God, something I also believe.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real. During my stay in the hospital and after my husband told me what happened, I know the experience took place. I couldn't breathe, a police officer came up to ask if we were okay, my husband asked him for an ambulance since I couldn't breathe. Afterwards, my husband mentioned that he heard a sigh from me, very strong and that I then began breathing once again but it was inconsistent. At that point the ambulance arrived since the hospital was less than a kilometer away.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real. I know it happened, from what I remember and from what people told me, I know that the experience took place. I no longer feel the peace that I felt and I had never felt it before. But I know it happened. I remember it clearly.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I only know that God really exists, that peace can only be given by Him.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Everything was excellent. Each time I went to another question I had confidence to tell of my experience. Thank you.